Rather than the statutory one hour’s walk I decided to work in the garden instead on this particular day. It was chilly and overcast, but somewhere in the ambience of …Read full article on Faith in the Garden
We are living in strange times. I feel as if my life is suddenly discombobulated, my normal rituals and patterns of living are no more. Life is stripped back to …Read full article on Spare a thought for people affected by dementia and their families
As I take my exercise walk around the almost deserted streets of Haddington I cannot help but notice the pictures of rainbows, often drawn by children, and put up in …Read full article on Rainbows
It is some years now since we cleared my mother’s house, this was necessitated by her entry to a nursing home due to her deteriorating health. The process produced lots …Read full article on Reflections on a ‘jeely’ bag, a table and the people in our lives
I am writing as the Coordinator of the Community Chaplaincy Listening Service in NHS Fife. This is a national programme run across all health boards in Scotland delivered by Spiritual …Read full article on Community Chaplaincy Listening Service
Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a unique place that has been helping people with sight and hearing loss across the Forth Valley region since 2006. The first place of its …Read full article on Charity Focus: Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Although a commitment to spiritual care exists in the curriculum of the Royal College of GPs for GP training and in the General Medical Council’s Good Medical Practice, describing what …Read full article on Spiritual care in general practice: what’s happening in practice and training?
During the last week in January I had the honour of working with three survivors at various holocaust memorial events in Edinburgh and Falkirk. The survivors were Janine Webber (Holocaust), …Read full article on Listening is the first step to tackling hate!
Faith in Older People together with the Church of Scotland Guild has been working with an ecumenical group to consider the responses from different denominations as to how they support …Read full article on Making Connections
During the 1990s, the NHS closed the many long-stay ‘geriatric’ wards and gave the monies to social services in order for them to fund the care of frail older people …Read full article on Care homes and the care needs of frail older people